My sister was telling me about how she would buy the mini-mee kua/mee pok these days because the regular ones would be too much for her to finish on her own.

I remember seeing this…

…at one of the shops in the next lane in our neighbourhood so I decided to grab one, selling at RM7.80 for a 1 kilo pack…

…to give it a try.

One thing I noticed quite obviously was how these noodles are rather pale/white, not yellow like the traditional mee kua or regular mee pok but yes, the noodles are nicely rolled up into very small rolls…

…unlike the regular mee kua/mee pok these days…

Not only are those no longer round, more oblong in shape but they are huge! One piece is definitely enough for two plates/servings, maybe even three.

I decided to cook some the other morning and because they are somewhat small, I took three, thinking that I would need that many to make up one plate for one person.

I still have some Bovril in the fridge so of course, I cooked the noodles with that in the usual way

I only added half a tablespoon of Bovril and a teaspoon of dark soy sauce plus a pinch of msg as I did not expect the noodles to expand so much and yes, it did take a long time to cook, not like when we cook instant noodles.

I would say that one roll would be enough or if one is a big eater and is in a ravenous mood, two would be fine. Three…

…is definitely enough for two, if not three, servings.

If I had known, I would have added more of the Bovril and dark soy sauce for a stronger taste but as it was, I thought it was a bit on the mild side but it was nice too, eaten with my missus’ own blended chili and garlic dip.

Well, it so happened that I dropped by my sister’s house that day and she took out the ones she had bought and wanted to give me a pack. Of course, I did not take it from her but hers were made in Sarikei and were packed in somewhat plain plastic packs, no label, no colour whereas these that I bought were made in Sibu…

Kim Won Chinese Medical Store and Mini-supermarket is located along Jalan Ruby, to the left of the block of shops on the right – with SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441) and BETHEL HAIR SALON at the other end of that same block.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

11 thoughts on “Handmade…”

  1. Though I have seen this mee kua sold in the supermarket but I never buy a packet to try. 3 small pieces of mee kua yeild such a huge portion. I think it should be nice too if cook like kolo mee style.

  2. I’ve never had Bovril with noodels before?!
    Can you believe it?

    I usually have it in my rice congee.
    Just add one or two teaspoons of Bovril into plain congee, there you will a simple yet yummy meal.
    Angmo here like to spread Marmite on toast, which is too salty to my liking.

    1. Same here…before I got married but I had Bovril on bread or toast when I was young, never Marmite – too salty. The Australians go for their Vegemite.

      I only started eating Bovril in noodles after I got married. My missus cooked it that way – they used to do it like that in her family. I never heard of it before. It’s really nice – that is why I keep eating it with noodles this way.

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